Peace by piece: Addressing Sudan’s conflicts
Publication date: 
2006
Accord issue: 
18

Dixon and Simmons of Concordis International assess the contribution of non-governmental diplomacy to Sudanese peace processes. After discussing some of the strengths and weaknesses of 'track two' diplomacy, they trace its development in Sudan since President Carter's intervention in 1989. They identify reasons why an inclusive, multi-track approach was largely resisted in the north-south process, and compare experience in Darfur and eastern Sudan.

In conclusion they suggest that, despite various concerns interlocutors may have, track two initiatives can help take into account the root causes of the conflict and the needs and concerns of broader society, which is important for the sustainability of agreements.